News Update – April 24, 2013

News Update – April 24, 2013

ACACIA 157, FAIRMONT We are having a fish fry Thursday night.  Please come out and help us eat some walleye and catfish filets at 6:30.  We will also have chicken tenders for those who do not want to eat fish.  I look forward to seeing you.  Jeff Taylor

On our next stated communication ,on Thurs. April 25, 2013 Brother James William Linger  will return his second degree  and if the vote is favorable he will be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.  All officers are requested to wear a tux or a dark business suit. Meal starts at 6:30 Lodge at 7:30. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Ted A. Shaffer WM., Acacia Lodge  #157, Fairmont, WV.


On Monday May 6th Kanawha Lodge #20 will Raise Brothers Glen Murphy and Adam Breinig to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Please come, enjoy our fellowship and help with the work. The more help we have, the more efficiently we can accomplish this. Dinner is at 6:15 pm and Lodge at 7:00 pm. Fraternally, Jim Pitrolo, WM Kanawha 20


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Huntington Chapter 6, RAM will sponsor a FREE DINNER on Tuesday, April 23rd, beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Huntington Masonic Lodge, seventh floor. The purpose of this dinner is to honor Jule Huffman (Mr. Cartoon) for his contributions to Masonry. At 7:30 P.M. we will hold our stated convocation, with the DDGHP making his official visit. All Masons are welcome for dinner.

Rck Elam


Brethren  I spoke to Brother John Hay tonight. He is in Valley Center. He was very happy to hear from us. He would enjoy a few calls from his brethren if possible. I will be sending him a Masonic Get Well Card tonight. Best Regards, Rick Clay  John Hey, Room 126, Valley Center , 1000 Lincoln Rd, South Charleston WV 25309


Lebanon Lodge No 68 Special Meeting on Monday April 22,Starting At 7:00 PM for work in the First Degree

Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club Ed, please let the Brethren know that the monthly meeting will be Wednesday May 1st at Hoss’s steakhouse in Martinsburg. Dinner at 6pm and meeting to start at 7.


Unity Lodge, 438 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, Virginia

Fw: One last time for this one

Lokie Voight

Sat 4/20/2013 4:38 PM

I hope to see you ALL on Sunday, at least sometime during the day, either to give your blood, or give your time. I haven’t missed the live broadcast of a NASCAR race in 10 years, but I will be missing it on Sunday to see we get closer to our Lodge goal. I hope to see you there! To aid your recollections:

The public times are from 12:00 until 4:00 PM. Thus, we need coverage from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

The address for Unity Lodge is 438 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, Virginia. Directions from the intersection of US-340 S/US-522 S/Stonewall Jackson Hwy and I-66:
1. Head southwest on US-340 S/US-522 S/Winchester Rd toward Riverton Rd
Continue to follow US-340 S/US-522 S 1.9 mi
2. Turn left onto W 14th St 0.2 mi
3. Continue onto US-340 S/N Royal Ave
Continue to follow US-340 S 2.4 mi
4. Turn right onto Skyline Vista Dr 0.2 mi

I thank you all for your help, generosity, but most of all for your legthening your cable-tows this weekend to aid your fellow mankind!

Kevin P. Walek


Friendship Lodge, Hagerstown, MD Update


Sat 4/20/2013 6:16 AM


On Monday we will be raising our two Fellowcrafts to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Please come out to support your officers and our newest Master Masons.

We will also be voting on the petitions of Mr. Jason R. Owens, and Mr. Christian A. Rejonis.

We will be opening Lodge at 7:00 pm.

Benjamin Zamostny

Friendship Lodge has many activities for all of our members. Go to for a complete calendar of events and other information.

Here are some dates for the next several months to mark in your calendar:

Monday, April 22  – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication – MM Degree and vote on petitions of Mr. Jason R. Owens, and Mr. Christian A. Rejonis

Monday, May 13 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication

Saturday, May 18 – 9:00 am – Grand Lodge Semi-Annual Communication

Monday, June  10 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication

Sunday, June 23 – 10:30 am – St. John’s Day at Trinity United Church of Christ – State Line, PA

Monday, June 24 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication


Can you get this out to the Brethren?

Rick Clay


WHEN: Wednesday, May. 1, 2012 at 11 AM.

WHERE:  ? Riverfront Park, Charleston, WV 25330

Wounded Heroes to receive help from Ticketmaster through the Military Warriors Support Foundation

For immediate release:

Charleston, West Virginia., May 1, 2013, Haddad River Front Park — today we will officially announce a partnership between Ticketmaster and the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) that will raise funds to provide keys to mortgage-free homes for a combat wounded American Hero Families!  Since early 2010, the MWSF has donated or is in process of donating well over 300 homes in 35 states, with an additional goal of 300 additional homes in 2013. The homes typically are valued between $150,000 and $250,000. In addition to these home MWSF also provides three years of financial and necessary counseling.

The donation program is promoted by Ticketmaster and will kickoff April 29th and run for 6 weeks through June 1st 2013. The MWSF’s “Homes4WoundedHeroes” program, will be directly supported through a contribution campaign on . During this time period, individuals are able to add a $5.00 dollar contribution to their ticket purchase or make a donation to MWSF.

“With support from our partnership banks, the Military Warriors can help America’s heroes and their families make a fresh start in homes of their own,” said Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco USA (Ret.), MWSF chief executive officer.  “Veterans who sustained severe injuries while serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve more than our thanks.  That’s why MWSF provides homes and a comprehensive homeowner education and mentoring program to help the transition to civilian life which the contributions will directly support.”

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To help raise awareness for this campaign, there will be special honorary guests attending to support the campaign!  The parents of Chris Kyle, the United States Navy SEAL best known as the most lethal sniper in American military history, will present a donated new home to a highly decorated West Virginian combat wounded hero in honor of their fallen son.

Charleston WV Contact: Rick Clay,

Reporters May Contact:

Andrea Dellinger – MWSF

210-615-8973 (office)


Morgantown Union Lodge #4 Update

Bro. Eduardo Miguel Villacorta will receive the Degree of Fellowcraft

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  –  7:00 PM

Memorial Masonic Temple
Windsor & Burroughs Sts.

Light refreshments after the degree work

All Fellowcrafts and Master Masons are invited and encouraged to attend

Come out and share in the fellowship


Harold E “Phil” Phillips, Jr, PM
Aurora 43, Newburg, WV